pandemic

Microsoft Criticised For ‘Workplace Surveillance’ Feature

Microsoft 365 Productivity Score feature, introduced last month, criticised for analysing 'extensive data' on individual employees' activities

12 hours ago

Pandemic To Redefine Security Landscape Next Year, Researchers Say

Covid-19 likely to have widespread effects on security priorities, as companies shift to remote working and hackers focus on sensitive…

2 weeks ago

European Commission Warns Of Rising Pandemic Scam Risk

European Commission tells internet media and e-commerce companies to prepare for increase in Covid-19-related scams and disinformation as cases rise

3 weeks ago

Google Sees Swift Ad Recovery After Pandemic Lows

Google sees sharp comeback in ad revenues on both search and YouTube as advertisers renew spending after pandemic slump earlier…

4 weeks ago

French Covid-19 App Crashes After Relaunch

French users of the relaunched TousAntiCovid contact tracing app report technical problems, amidst surging cases and government-imposed curfews

1 month ago

Zoom Introduces Paid Events, In-Meeting Apps

Zoom aims to capitalise on its massively increased user base with platform for paid events and third-party apps offering in-meeting…

1 month ago

Microsoft Gives Staff Permanent Remote Work Option

Microsoft staff get option to work remotely on permanent basis, with increased flexibility on hours and geographical location also part…

2 months ago

Coronavirus: Amazon Admits 20,000 Staff Infected By Covid-19

Nearly 20,000 staff have been infected by Coronavirus, Amazon reveals after concerns about warehouse conditions during pandemic

2 months ago

Apple Grants Surprise Concession On App Store Fees

Apple grants three-month exception to App Store's 30 percent cut for businesses forced by pandemic to switch to online-only events

2 months ago

Google Maps To Track Local Coronavirus Hotspots

Useful Covid-19 tracking data in your area. Google Maps will from this week being to show how prevalent coronavirus is…

2 months ago

Apple Stock Surge Makes It World’s Most Valuable Company

Apple shares rise 10 percent on blockbuster earnings, propelling it past Saudi Aramco to become world's most valuable listed company…

4 months ago

BYOD Becomes WFHD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a part of the tech landscape for over a decade. Thanks to COVID-19,…

5 months ago

Coronavirus: Google Delays Re-opening US Offices

Google offices in the United States are to remain shut until September, as Coronavirus infections surge in certain parts of…

5 months ago

NHS Says Apple-Google Contact Tracing Tech ‘Inaccurate’

Technology developed by Apple and Google for use by contact-tracing apps is unable to accurately determine how far away other…

5 months ago

Covid-19 Phishing Campaigns Becoming ‘More Effective’

Peak of pandemic-related phishing traffic has passed by volume, but attackers are using increasingly focused and effective lures to steal…

5 months ago

Google Adds Covid-19 Travel Alerts To Maps

Users will now receive data on how crowded trains and stations are likely to be and alerts on restrictions affecting…

6 months ago

Disappointed Investors Drive Slack Shares Down

Slack shares plummet after it reports steady revenue growth – but sees little benefit from coronavirus-related trend toward remote working

6 months ago

Smartphone Sales See Record Decline Due To Pandemic

Huawei sees biggest year-on-year sales drop for first quarter, but maintains No. 2 position after Samsung and ahead of Apple,…

6 months ago

Samsung Expands Memory Production As Pandemic Fuels Demand

Samsung Electronics begins construction of a new NAND memory production line in South Korea as lockdowns boost demand for equipment…

6 months ago

Uber Rolls Out Flat Hourly Rate In Some US Cities

Uber expands flat-rate feature, already available in some European cities, to the US to help riders carry out essential trips…

6 months ago

UK Looks To Scale Back Huawei Deal In Wake Of Pandemic

Prime minister Boris Johnson has reportedly ordered plans drawn up that would see Huawei's involvement in UK's 5G networks reduced…

6 months ago

Microsoft Uncovers ‘Massive’ Pandemic-Themed Phishing Campaign

Scam emails use Excel spreadsheets containing Covid-19 data as a lure, then execute malicious macros that give attackers control over…

6 months ago

Uber To Cut Quarter Of Workforce In Profitability Drive

Company is to focus on core businesses of ride-sharing and food delivery and shutter job hunting, start-up incubator and AI…

7 months ago

Pandemic Drives Foxconn Profits Down Nearly 90 Percent

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn sees profits slump after shuttering China plants for weeks, but expects double-digit revenue jump as restrictions ease

7 months ago

Coronavirus: One In Four YouTube Covid-19 Videos Are Misleading

More than a quarter of Coronavirus videos on YouTube contain “misleading or inaccurate information”, a new study has warned

7 months ago

Google AI Scheme Targets Banks Overwhelmed By Pandemic

Google Cloud's PPP Lending AI Solution aims to help banks analyse and process loan applications under US government's aid scheme…

7 months ago

Coronavirus: Microsoft Working ‘Every Day’ On Cloud Capacity Issues

Microsoft says it is making progress on backlogue of problems created by massive and sustained spike in demand for Teams…

7 months ago

Coronavirus: Apple Works With US Government On Covid-19 App, Website

Newly released app provides up-to-date information and advice from Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as well as self-screening questionnaire

8 months ago